The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault is an inclusive, statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation. NC CASA’s Associate Director will join us to discuss its work in our community, define & discuss sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual violence prevention.
THE POWER OF BLACK PANTHER & WAKANDA (APR 2018)
Beyond the unprecedented box office stats ,the Black Panther movie ignited deep connection and camaraderie across the African diaspora. Some ask ‘Why is everyone going crazy for a Marvel movie” or “You know Wakanda is fictional, right?” Others see it as a moment in history.
EXPLORING “MONKEY” AND OTHER SLURS (JAN 2018)
A recent H&M ad featuring a Black boy wearing a monkey sweatshirt fired up a fervor in the Black community and beyond. Differing views on slurs (racial and others) expose the many underlying disconnects between seemingly well-meaning folks.
RHYTHM WIGS LAUNCH PARTY (OCT 2017)
We’d love to have you join us!
Rhythm Wigs is a collection of wigs for kinky/curly career women over.
These women have advanced in their careers, started new businesses, raised families, or have become leaders in their communities and around the world. They represent the beauty and brilliance that other women aspire to be.
They have found their rhythm and desire to boldly affirm the kinky/curly aesthetic. The Rhythm Wigs experience is designed for them: beautiful high-quality human hair wigs made with the style, texture and color options that fit their active professional and personal lifestyle.
Let’s Talk About Hair – join us on Nov 18, 2017
HeadSpace NC hosts monthly HEAD Talks: facilitated courageous conversations that Highlight, Embrace & Advance Diversity. Let’s make lasting change together from a respectful and authentic space.
Let’s talk about hair. The division, debate, delight in our hair. Need I say more?
Charlottesville Beyond the Headlines – hosted Sept 16, 2017
There is so much more to the story of Charlottesville than is typically covered in the media: its racial history; current community activism; the role of its pillar institution, the University of Virginia, to name a few.
HeadSpace NC invites you to join an interactive conversation with a long-time resident, UVa professor/former Vice Provost and community organizer. She will share her experieces as we dicusss the opportunities for action that the recent events have created.
Identity & Intersectionality: Listening Not Lecturing to Young Adults’ Views – hosted July 8, 2017
Listening Not Lecturing: Young Adults’ Views on Identity & Intersectionality
We have so much to learn from the young adults in our lives. Whether they’re home for the summer or home to stay, let’s get together to create space for them to share their views about identity and intersectionality with us.
**Bring your parent or young adult & let me know so I can get a better count**
Words Matter: A Courageous Conversation about the Language of Race – hosted May 6, 2017
Language is so important in conversations about race, as it can invoke powerful feelings, ideas or memories. In fact, conversations can end before they even begin because of language (or a lack of “the right word”). Let’s discuss and dismiss barriers that keep us from fully engaging in meaningful conversations about race.
(Un)Hidden Figures – hosted Mar 11, 2017
The recent box office hit, Hidden Figures, tells the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
Let’s explore the myriad and varied reactions to this film & book. Our group will include women engineers.
*Note: Seeing the movie or reading the book in advance is recommended but not mandatory.